Jul 24, 2024

Tourists suffer after flight disruption in Lukla

Tourists suffer after flight disruption in Lukla

LUKLA, April 29: Tourists have been suffering after the flight disruption owing to adverse weather in Solukhumbu district for some days. 

Those waiting flights to Kathmandu from Tenjing Hillary Airport were stranded as the airport could not witness planes due to poor visibility. Thick haze has affected visibility.

Tourist guides have said the foreign visitors were at receiving end of adverse weather. A guide Angdanu Sherpa informed that tourists were waiting for the planes for two days, but to no avail.

Proprietor of Paradise Lodge, Dawafuti Sherpa, said the foreign visitors were stranded at Lukla with disruption in air service.

According to airport chief Umesh Panthi, the airport, conducting as many as 54 flights in a day, did not witness any flight on Friday. Only few flights were operated on Saturday. 

However, helicopters were making regular flights.

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